Power of Purple 2022

5,361
Donors
134% of 4,000 Donor goal
$2,096,370
Donated
This campaign ended on February 26, 2022, but you can still make a gift to College of the Holy Cross by clicking here!

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Lisa Villa photoLisa Villa matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $22Just for Class of 1990

Lauren Brown photoLauren Brown matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2007

Dara Ely photoDara Ely matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $150Just for Class of 2004

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $150Just for Class of 2013

Clare Dougherty D'Urso photoClare Dougherty matched $12 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2012

An Anonymous DonorKate Sawicki matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2012

Julianne Trasatti photoJulianne Trasatti matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2015

Tom Healey photoThomas Healey matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 1976

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $250Just for Class of 2017

An Anonymous DonorSchone Malliet matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Black Student Union (BSU) Student Opportunity Fund

Kathryn Tracy photoKathryn Tracy matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Class of 2012

Schone Malliet photoSchone Malliet matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for O'Callahan Society Initiatives

Matt Trachy photoMatt Trachy & Alison Trachy matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Class of 2012

An Anonymous DonorSchone Malliet matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Crusader Athletics Fund for Excellence

An Anonymous DonorSchone Malliet matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Bishop Healy Emergency Fund

Kathryn Tracy photoKathryn Tracy matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $7Just for Class of 2012

Timothy Joel photoTimothy Joel matched $3 for each donor, donating a total of $195Just for Class of 1987

Kerry Marzo photoKerry Dunne matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $400Just for Class of 2014

An Anonymous DonorAmanda Corbett Beaver and Kevin Polansky matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2003

An Anonymous DonorJennifer Mermel matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1992

An Anonymous DonorThomas and Eileen '81 McGinn P'22 matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2022

Shelagh O'Brien photoShelagh O'Brien matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $600Just for Class of 1995

An Anonymous DonorThomas R Beecher Jr matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1956

An Anonymous DonorPaul Maloney & Lauren Maloney matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 2012

Laura Cutone Godwin photoLaura Cutone Godwin matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorCourtney Joy Hingston matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 2011

Gene Fredey photoEugene Fredey & Maura matched $93 for each donor, donating a total of $2,046Just for Class of 1993

An Anonymous DonorFrancesco Daniele matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 2007

An Anonymous DonorThe 1997 Reunion Gift Committee matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 1997

Maura Kelly Fredey 94 P25 photoMaura Kelly Fredey & Gene Fredey matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 1994

Mike Shanahan '78 P'10 photoMike Shanahan matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 1978

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 1999

Malcolm McCluskey photoMalcolm McCluskey matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $3,000Just for Class of 1999

An Anonymous Donor1994 Milestone Challenge matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Class of 1994

An Anonymous DonorKat Kennedy matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Class of 2002

An Anonymous DonorBob McCooey '87 matched $500 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Class of 1987

An Anonymous DonorThe 1982 Reunion Gift Committee matched $400 for each donor, donating a total of $40,000Just for Class of 1982

An Anonymous DonorA group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50,000Just for Classes between 2012 & 2021

An Anonymous DonorA group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50,000Just for Classes between 2012 & 2021
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AJ Wells photoAJ Wells gave $30 because 15 donors gaveJust for Class of 2018

An Anonymous DonorSarah Phipps gave $50 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 2015

Paulina Martin photoPaulina Martin gave $75 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 2021

Emma Liskov photoEmma Liskov gave $75 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 2021

Clare Dougherty D'Urso photoClare Dougherty gave $100 because 18 donors gaveJust for Class of 2012

Clare Dougherty D'Urso photoClare Dougherty gave $200 because 15 donors gaveJust for Class of 2012

An Anonymous DonorDeclan Cronin gave $200 because 19 donors gaveJust for Class of 2019

An Anonymous DonorMarissa Beney and Brian Senier gave $200 because 20 donors gaveJust for Class of 2019

An Anonymous DonorDylan Oliveira gave $250 because 250 donors gaveJust for Class of 2017

Marty Connors III photoMartin Connors & Lauren Connors gave $250 because 15 donors gaveJust for Class of 2013

An Anonymous DonorThe 2017 Reunion Gift Committee gave $320 because 30 donors gaveJust for Class of 2017

Karen Tsiantas photoKaren Tsiantas gave $500 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 1987

Stacy Woods photoJack Woods & Stacy Sullivan Woods gave $2,500 because 89 donors gaveJust for Class of 1989

An Anonymous DonorFred D'Agata gave $2,500 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 1994

An Anonymous DonorMark Connolly gave $3,600 because 36 donors gaveJust for Class of 1987

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $12,500 because 50 donors gaveJust for Class of 1987

An Anonymous DonorAlums from the Great Class of 1994 gave $15,000 because $15,000 was given by donorsJust for Class of 1994

An Anonymous DonorMatt and Maureen Ragone gave $19,820 because 82 donors gaveJust for Class of 1982

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $20,000 because 75 donors gaveJust for Class of 1997

An Anonymous DonorSenior Parent Gift Committee gave $22,000 because 122 donors gaveJust for Class of 2022

An Anonymous DonorTrustees of the College of the Holy Cross gave $100,000 because 1000 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorA group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross gave $100,000 because 4000 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorA group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross gave $100,000 because 3000 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorA group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross gave $100,000 because 2000 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorA group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross gave $100,000 because 5000 donors gave
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About


💜 The Power of Purple 💜

The Power of Purple is the power of our mission.

Because mission is at the heart of every Crusader.  

 Through dedicated service, meaningful mentorship, and lasting connections, 

we carry the legacy and hope of the Cross. 

 

We begin this day with tremendous support. A group of generous Trustees has offered a challenge: for every 1,000 donors, they will give $100,000 – up to $400,000!

Plus, for alumni in classes between 2012 and 2021, every dollar will be matched, up to $50,000. This is an opportunity for graduates of the last decade to double your impact!

 

We are ever faithful, ever hopeful – forward-thinking, forward-reaching. 

This is our tradition, our passion.

This is the Power of Purple.


  Your gift to the College supports our mission and propels us forward – to expand access to the tradition and benefits of a Jesuit, liberal arts education.


Help us continue living our mission boldly. Make your gift today and help unlock $450,000 in Trustee challenge and match dollars for our students. 🔐

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🔑 Support the College's Key Priorities:

  • Support it all! – Broadly providing hope, the Holy Cross Fund strategically assists the College’s, and our students’, greatest needs.
  • Financial Aid – Ensure that Holy Cross’s life-changing education is available and accessible to all admitted students.
  • Faith and Service – Nurture our commitment to holistic personal formation, in terms of mind, body, spirit and community.
  • Academic Excellence – Support our students’ outstanding record of academic achievement.
  • The Arts – Inspire creative work as well as the intellectual openness that the arts foster, which will enrich every aspect of the Holy Cross experience.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Broadly support inclusion and anti-racism as well as enhanced advocacy and racial justice initiatives at the College.
  • Cura Personalis (Health and Wellness) – Help ensure that everyone at Holy Cross feels healthy physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
  • Crusader Athletics Fund for Excellence – Provide our student-athletes with exceptional experiences fostering leadership and personal growth.

🎯 Support Our Students:

  • Bishop Healy Emergency Fund
  • Black Student Union Student Opportunity Fund
  • LASO 30th Anniversary Esther Levine Fund
  • LGBTQ+ Leadership Fund
  • O’Callahan Society
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Updates
THANK YOU for living our mission!

We are deeply grateful for your generosity and your passion for our Jesuit heritage.

Today, thousands in the Holy Cross community came together to support our mission. Over the coming days, we will be calculating and sharing our totals. 

Thank you all for sharing our mission, and for impacting our students – you are truly the Power of Purple!

838 days ago by Christene Kauffman Riendeau
5,000 donors sharing the Power of Purple! 🥳🙌

We’ve pushed all the way through our 4,000 donor challenge…past 5,000...

And we’re still going!

Thank you for your passionate commitment to our scholarship and service! 

YOU are the Power of Purple!

838 days ago by Christene Kauffman Riendeau
🙏🙏THANK YOU for helping us unlock $400,000 💜💜


Wow! We've reached our goal of 4,000 donors, but there's so much passion for our mission that we're going to keep going!  

Our generous group of Trustees will now contribute $100,000 more if we reach 5,000 donors. Let's keep the momentum going strong for our students!


838 days ago by Christene Kauffman Riendeau
The Power of Purple is Serving One Another 💜🙌

Already today, 3,000 donors have shared the Power of Purple!

Your participation matters – every gift helps unlock another $100,000 and enables us to impact more students’ lives.

Help us reach our goal of 4,000 donors! 

838 days ago by Bryan Heinitz
2,000 donors -- let's keep it up, Crusaders!

The Power of Purple is strong! 2,000 donors giving over $952,000!

We’re halfway to 4,000 donors - help us unlock an additional $200,000!

#GivePurple

838 days ago by Bryan Heinitz
We achieved our first milestone -- 1,000 donors!

We just reached our first milestone of 1,000 donors – That means we’ve unlocked $100,000 from our generous group of Trustees!

Next up, we have our eye on reaching 2,000 donors to unlock the next $100,000.

Make your gift now, help spread the word and live our mission! 

838 days ago by Bryan Heinitz

Donor Map
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
1993203$67,468
1994187$60,013
1992171$57,020
1976167$40,251
1982151$152,640
2003145$15,750
1997144$48,580
1987140$86,692
1978110$35,145
1999109$22,247
2012106$11,142
1989101$22,693
1977100$103,260
201997$5,275
198595$24,692
199594$23,783
201793$4,778
198391$34,034
199086$20,040
198483$32,775
200782$14,455
200477$12,395
201377$14,730
200275$21,325
198073$38,885
198868$20,006
199167$29,027
198167$11,935
199665$29,271
202265$14,361
196863$12,745
197061$10,996
199861$26,541
198658$19,430
197558$13,705
197457$29,862
200055$12,591
201853$2,465
201451$3,865
201651$3,051
200951$3,130
201150$4,177
200550$10,040
197350$35,100
197246$17,975
197946$13,350
202044$1,775
196944$12,330
200642$3,110
196742$8,515
200142$11,651
197142$10,471
202142$1,346
201542$3,815
201040$3,275
196540$8,170
196639$11,616
200834$1,865
196334$15,000
196423$12,920
196223$18,230
202521$3,655
195918$2,925
195617$5,556
195814$1,614
202412$935
196111$1,800
19609$3,525
20237$215
19557$2,000
19575$535
20264$180
19402$500
19502$75
19441$1,000
19451$50
19471$100
19531$25
19541$100
19511$100
19491$25
19521$20
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon74%Alumni
Book icon4%Students
Parent icon13%Parents
Suitcase icon3%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon1%Friends
Parent icon1%Grandparents
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A group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross photo
A group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
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A group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
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Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
A group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross photo
A group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
A group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross photo
A group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
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A group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross
Heart icon matched a total of $50,000
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A group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross
Heart icon matched a total of $50,000
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The 1982 Reunion Gift Committee
Heart icon matched a total of $40,000
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Senior Parent Gift Committee
Gave $22,000 during a Challenge!
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Anonymous
Gave $20,000 during a Challenge!